Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Marcellus (11), Roosevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn't hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she's finding out what kind of mischief her brothers are getting into. She's sweet and sassy and every bit as tough as her older siblings. She sings like nobody's business; she has a pet iguana named Lady Love; her favorite color is grape-jelly purple; and she has BIG plans. She's going to be the most famous woman animal doctor on the planet. She's the fabulous, oh-so-spectacular Ruby Marigold Booker!
In Book 2, a zoologist is coming to visit Ruby's school, and there will be one representative from grade levels 2-8 chosen to compete in an animal trivia contest. The winner will land season passes to the Chill Brook Zoo for everyone in their grade level. Ruby, who can absorb factual information quickly and recall it at any time, is the third grade delegate, and her brothers are on board to help--or hinder--her preparation.
When the Hope Road Academy holds its annual animal trivia contest, Ruby represents the third grade and competes against two of her older brothers.
Number of Pages: 133
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Siblings, School + Education, People + Places / United States / African-American
Series Title: Ruby and the Booker Boys
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Derrick D. Barnes
Street Date: July 1, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-2797